i am president of the Christian club at my school and we have had guest speakers come and give sermons every week so far this year.
got any ideas for a fun activity that can be done with a group of high school students to get them thinking about God
this has to be something we can do in our lunch period, just something quick and fun.
were not trying to convert non believers. our purpose is to give those Christians at the school, and anyone who is not, but is just curious, a place they can go to discuss and learn about God

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my dad is very stubborn and everything has to always go his way. both my parents are christian scientists, and i was raised in CS too…and i think this is the craziest religion in the world. it makes no sense to me, but i go to church and a christian science school, but i feel so restricted and that nobody listens to me that i wanna kill myself. this fall i’m going to be a junior in high school, and want to go to this catholic school near my house. its a great school, but my dad doesnt want me to go because he doesnt want me to have “religious instruction in Catholicism” because its like, “opposite” of christian science, but i could care less about christian science. i’ve told him that the theology classes arent meant to convert students, but meant to teach the history etc. of catholicism. also, i want to go to this school because, living in Saint Louis, almost every private school is catholic and they’re always having parties and school events together, and my school is a total loner school, with no social events or fun dances…this is a major crisis in my life, and i need some help convincing my dad, and i have to convince him soon, or im doomed to my horrible school until i graduate…and i’l rather die than go to my school any longer….HELP ME
i can’t access that video, but if anybody knows what its about, can u please tell me?! thanks

I’m 15 and I’m a freshman in high school. I have a 3.81 GPA, and I have a full honors schedule. I tend to get sick a lot, so I take more days off in a year than most kids, but I quickly make up the work. It is hard work every time I miss a day from school, but I understand that. I’m a determined student who aspires to do well. Here is my predicament: I want to stay home tomorrow to watch the inauguration but my mom, with good reason, is against it.

I don’t like missing school, but I believe tomorrow is an appropriate day to take off. I am VERY into politics, and have followed this election since 2006. Even though I have conservative views and never really cared for Obama, he is still going to be sworn in as the leader of the free world tomorrow; a very historic moment that will never be forgotten. It would mean a lot to me to see him be sworn in live on TV. Now yes, I know I COULD record it, but it’s not the same. It’s kinda like recording the ball drop on new years and watching it the next day. Who wants to see it after it’s happened? There’s something magical about watching an event like that in real time.

My mom is very Christian, as am I, but I swear she thinks Obama is the anti-Christ. She hates him and doesn’t trust him. She’s usually cool with things like this, but she won’t let me stay home and she won’t budge on this one.

I really want to see this historic event, but my mom disagrees with me that it is important. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.

My grandparents are old school Catholics.

Tonight, my mom turned on Joel Osteen for the family to watch while they were over too.

As you can guess, my grandparents were very skeptical.

I think it’s SO CLOSED MINDED of some Catholics to look down upon people like myself who like Joel, Billy G., or Charles Stanely.

I love listening to Joel the most.

I have his daily inspirations sent to my email everyday.

I’ve read his book “Your Best Life now” and am reading his new book.

Bottom Line: there’s NOTHING WRONG WITH JOEL or being theology light and giving hope to people like myself.

After all, Jesus’ message was pretty basic and full of hope.

May God Bless you all.

And Remember, YOU ARE A VICTOR AND NOT A VICTIM!
Btw, I’m a Catholic too.

I view Joel as a supplement to my faith.

This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee by school Principal Jody McLoud, on September 1, 2000. I thought it was worth sharing with the world, and hope you will forward it to all your friends. It clearly shows just how far this country has gone in the wrong direction.

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It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games to say a prayer and play the National Anthem to honor God and Country.
Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law.

As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it an alternate lifestyle, and if someone is offended, that’s OK.

I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity by dispensing condoms and calling it safe sex. If someone is offended, that’s OK.

I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a viable means of birth control. If someone is offended, it’s no problem.

I can designate a school day as earth day and involve students in activities to religiously worship and praise the goddess, mother earth, and call it ecology.

I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depict people with strong, traditional, Christian convictions as simple minded and ignorant and call it enlightenment.

However, if anyone uses this facility to honor God and ask Him to bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, Federal Case Law is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.

Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone except God and His Commandments.

Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules that they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical. I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.

For this reason, I shall render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and refrain from praying at this time. However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank God, and ask Him in the name of Jesus to bless this event, please feel free to do so. As far as I know, that’s not against the law — yet.

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AND . . . one by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another, and began to pray. They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They pray at the concession stand. And they prayed in the announcer’s box. The only place they didn’t pray was in the Supreme Court of the United State’s of America – the seat of “justice” in the one nation under God.
Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee, remembered what so many have forgotten . . . we are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion.

Praise God that His remnant remains!

Private schools using public school buses??

My sons go to a small private christian school. When we play away games for basketball, soccer, or such….the parents have to drive as we are a small school and do not have a bus. But, since we pay taxes that go to the public school system, the same as the parents of public school students shouldn’t we be entitled to the use of those school busses to transport our students to and from sporting events? It would only seem fair. We don’t have the option to opt out of paying the taxes to public schools therefore, I think we should be entitled to the use of the busses. Does anyone have any knowledge or whether we would be entitled to use of the busses or if not…why not?
thanks

Should I get a High School Diploma or a GED?

Okay, so this is my very mixed-up problem…

Due to some unfortunate events, I dropped out of school after completing eighth grade. It was very devastating for me since I had plans of going to college and have always been an A/B Honor Roll student.

Last year, I was lucky to be able to save up some money and I started 9th grade through homeschooling (from Christian Liberty Academy).

I did this because after searching around, most of the high school diploma programs that seemed to be legit required at least some high school, which I didn’t have. So now I have one year of high school.

I can’t afford to continue grades 10-12, since it costs a little over $500 per year and I have financial trouble as it is. Still, I’m trying to get my schooling back on track since I’m 20 and I want to go to college.

My plans are to go to college for a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts for animation.

Should I just get my GED? Will that be accepted by good colleges?

Or should I go with my original plan of doing one of those high school diploma programs (doesn’t have to be online)? If so, do you know any accredited ones that will be accepted by colleges?

If its about high school diploma programs, I’d like for someone experienced to have an answer for me. Someone who has gotten one and it was legit, since most of them are scams.

Thank you for any honest help you can give me. I’m in a pretty bad rut and my mind has been running circles on me.

I greatly appreciate it.

I’m not sure if anyone really knows to much about what happened to the student who got suspended for attending his girlfriend’s prom but I would like to know if a school can punish a student just because it goes against their beliefs and honor code. I have friends who go to a christian school and they have to sign a honor/moral code at the beginning of the year that says that they cannot go to the movies, have a myspace ( but they are aloud to have a facebook), or even hug someone of the opposite sex. I’m sure there are more but I can’t remember them. Now I know that the school is totally within their rights to have these rules during the school year, during school hours and school events, sports, and other activities. But can they suspend you for doing these things outside of the school like going to the movies or hugging a girl. It seems to me like there is(or should be) a limit to what they can restrict and punish their student for.

Heres a link to the original story:
http://www.thecourier.com/Issues/2009/May/11/ar_news_051109_story1.asp?d=051109_story1,2009,May,11&c=n

They are an overly conservative school, so dancing of any form is INCREDIBLY hard for the administration to accept (including line dancing). As a school club, we want to have a fund raising dance so we can earn more money, but this event would not be complete without the main attraction: dancing. The students in our school are incredibly conservative as well–the most inappropriate dancing that involves contact would be ballroom dancing. We hope they would allow us to have a DJ and play modern music to dance to though. Any arguments to convince them to allow us to dance? It would be great if I can get some bible references; just plain logic is fine too.

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